Project Rebuild involves all 8 Greensboro area Rotary Clubs who volunteer to repair homes under the direction of Housing Greensboro. They are a non-profit Community Housing Development Organization who preserve homes for low-income homeowners who can’t afford these services for themselves. Housing Greensboro leverages donations from our community to provide materials and supplies and to co-ordinate volunteers who do the work under supervision of knowledgeable builders. These repair projects restore hope and dignity to the client families. A project can usually be completed in 2 or 3 weekends, and cost from $5,000 to $10,000. Plan to be one of the volunteers this year. If you can swing a hammer or a paint brush -- or if you want to learn how -- sign up.
Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing
Beginning many years ago, our club began “Ringing the Bell for the Salvation Army” during the Christmas season. We were first at Barnes and Noble in Friendly Shopping Center and are now at the Walmart on East Cone Blvd. This is no small commitment in that our club takes the Walmart location for the entire season, providing the staffing of over 135 two hour time slots. Initially, some of our members were reluctant to participate, but, year after year, they come back with increased enthusiasm based upon their very positive experience. For a number of years, our location has been the most productive in the city, raising more funds for the Army than any other location. Through this effort we are fulfilling our motto of “Service Above Self” and in the process are assisting the poor and homeless in our community.
Kids Voting--Guilford County, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization, is the local associate of Kids Voting USA and Kids Voting North Carolina. Their mission is to prepare young people in kindergarten through high school to be educated, engaged citizens in order to secure the future of our democracy. The overall goal of the program is to increase informed voter participation by teaching students about the elections process and by encouraging them to become lifetime voters who are involved in their community. Students learn about the election process, democracy, and active citizenship in school through the Kids Voting program's excellent and exciting classroom activities. Then, on Election Day, students participate in a mock election at Kids Voting election sites where they vote for many of the same candidates and issues that appear on the adult ballot. Ballots are tabulated, and the Kids Voting election results are reported to the media just like the adult results are.
By adopting one of the Kids Voting election sites annually and providing volunteers to assist student voters with the election process, the Rotary Club of Greensboro helps young people acquire important civic skills crucial to their development into responsible citizens. In addition, the Rotary Club of Greensboro sponsors the program financially every year as another way to support this outstanding civic education program.
The goal of the Young Professionals initiative within Greensboro Rotary Club is to attract and retain young members. The Young Professionals focus is to have up to four events per year, that give current members 45 and under a chance to get to know one another better and to introduce potential recruits to what Greensboro Rotary is all about. Prior events include socials at Natty Greene’s and Grass Hopper’s games. Upcoming events include Young Professionals, spouses and children and potential recruits invited to Red Dog Farm, to learn more about Rotary and this animal rescue network. Any Greensboro Rotary member of any age can attend these events, provided they bring a potential 45 year old and under recruit with them. As new young members join Greensboro Rotary, our hope is they become involved in different service projects that are of interest to them, and take leadership roles within the club.
Triad Flight of Honor
The Triad Flight of Honor is a Rotary-sponsored program to honor veterans of World War II for their service to our country. Each flight of 100 veterans visits Washington, DC for the day, touring several memorials, the highlight being the World War II Memorial. Our club has offered all of our members who are World War II veterans an opportunity to participate and we have sponsored 9 members. We have also sponsored 6 non-members. Each participant has returned with glowing reports of this unique and memorable experience. We are committed to continuing our participation in this effort to honor members of The Greatest Generation. Visit the Triad Flight of Honor website at www.triadflightofhonor.com for detailed information and photographs.
- Registration Table
- Fund Raising/Direct Appeal
- New Member Orientation
- Public Relations
- Strategic Planning
- Shadow Day
- Junior Achievement
- Internet Fellowships
- Kids Voting
- Student Mentoring at Sumner Elementary School
- Youth Activities
- Group Study Exchange
- Ambassadorial Scholars
- Rotary Foundation
- World Community Service
- Youth Exchange